HISTORY OF SSFF & ASIA
June 1st - June 25th
The 19th edition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Academy Awards® accredited and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, was held from June 1 (Thu) to June 25 (Sun). This year we received a record number of around 9,000 submissions from more than 140 different countries and regions. In 2017 we received 20,363 festival attendees.
This year, with an extended screening period of almost one month. Approximately 250 films screened across the seven competition categories and special programs.
Cinema culture bloomed in the 20th century and has been entertaining people for generations. Nowadays, digital arts and technology have enhanced and created a modern cinematic culture. As the years go by, the world of cinema has evolved but at the same time, the concept of entertaining one another through film has stayed the same.
This year’s theme “cinemaTIC! cinemaTEC!” covers the timeless feeling one can get from watching an entertaining piece, and how to approach filmmaking in a time where technology is constantly evolving.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Academy Awards® accredited and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, was held every year as a sponsored project of Tokyo International Film Festival.
It is held every year with the goal of spreading the appeal of short films and nurturing young filmmakers. In addition to the winning titles of SSFF & ASIA 2017 Grand Prix, you were able to enjoy short films from all over the world. There were also events and seminars with many different guests invited. It was held at 2 places, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills [10/16 (Mon) – 18 (Wed)] and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum [10/19 (Thu) – 22 (Sun)].
- Official Competition
- Nobuhiko Obayashi,Tomoaki Ogura,Ben Thompson ,Marie,Hiroshi Mikami
- Save the Earth! Competition supported by RINREI
- Naoko Ogigami,Soichiro Tahara,Natsuki Yasuda
- CG Animation Competition
- Yuki Matsushita,Tadao Mihashi,Tomoyuki Sugiyama
Sugar & Spice
- Mi mi Lwin